The Institute of Dynamics and Vibration Research (IDS) is dealing with research and development issues, being the key aspects of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. At IDS, there are four groups:
1. dynamics of rotating machinery,
2. elastomer friction and contact mechanics,
3. adaptronic systems and
4. piezoelectric and ultrasound technology
Joining elements are the modeling, simulation and experimental investigation of vibration-related problems and dynamic phenomena. Possible applications range from components in the field of automotive and aircraft engineering, e.g. tires, sealing elements, headlights, assistance systems and engines, components of the energy sector like oil drill strings, stationary gas and steam turbines, towards machine tools and ultrasound-based conveyor, welding and process technology and energy harvesting.